• Feb 16, 2009
With fewer cars being produced and sold, automotive suppliers face the same challenges as automakers. Italy's Brembo, producer of some of the most delectable braking hardware, will be laying off more than 1,800 workers to cope with a fourth quarter loss. The cuts will more closely align Brembo's production with newly decreased demand, and will affect workers at Brembo's locations in Italy, Mexico, and Poland. There is a government/industry fund that Brembo wishes to tap to help pay for the layoffs, though the cuts may be for a longer term than "temporary" implies. Brembo's orders have fallen drastically, and signs of recovery have yet to materialize.

[Source: Automotive News - Sub. Req.]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      They must be bleeding money.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This news is so hot our puns can't stop!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Haha, thanks for the puns guys, you just made me brake down and cry with laughter!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Need to stop with all the braking puns and pot-shots, else people will just glaze over the news.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hope this "brake" doesn't cause them to "fade".
      • 5 Years Ago
      Its a shame to hear about layoffs from a company of such... caliper? Nah, doesn't quite work
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'd still give it to you, haha.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It seems like even Brembo has reached its breaking point.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's no wonder they are going out of business. $5000 for an aftermarket Big Brake Grand Turismo upgrade . Glad I didn't go for one afterall..
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is such sad news, I'm going to brake down and cry
      • 5 Years Ago
      They are going to need to hire those people back to fill the demand from Hyundai , after the Genesis coupe comes out.
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